By Scott Tibbs, July 20, 2012
The American Family Association of Indiana issued an E-Mail Alert on July 10 warning against those who are trying to exploit the case of Jerry Sandusky to redefine the criminal abuse of children into a mental disorder that should be treated. The "intellectuals" arguing that criminals are fighting against something they cannot control are ironically more right than they know.
The fact of the matter is that sexual perversion is a judgment of God against the wickedness and idolatry of men. Take a look at Romans 1:21-32 and see how often that this is repeated. "Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness... God gave them up unto vile affections... God gave them over to a reprobate mind."
So what does this mean? Does it mean we should excuse criminal behavior out of some sort of demonic "tolerance" for those committing these crimes? May it never be. When someone is on fire, we do not try to douse the fire by throwing gasoline on it. That will only make it worse. No, instead we get water or a fire extinguisher. Treating criminal abuse of children as a medical condition removes the moral stigma attached to it - it throws gasoline on a raging fire.
What these people need is the saving grace of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit to fight against and defeat the sin that enslaves them to a life of suffering and pain. Sin is not a medical condition to be treated with drugs and therapy. It is a spiritual war that must be won, and there are eternal consequences to that war.